One of Australia’s most exclusive residences, no expense has been spared in the crafting of “Tuileries”, a Mediterranean inspired three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence secluded in a prestigious cul-de-sac amid Melbourne’s upper echelon.
“Tuileries” is a special world of secluded opulence where cutting-edge engineering and rare artisanship have been utilised to architecturally express a living and entertaining environment of world class standing.
Two years in the design phase and seven years in the making under the creative vision of the Internationally renowned architect Walter Welst, the result is a triumph of design and craftsmanship with a purity of form that is both ageless and noble. Every element both internally and in the private gardens has been hand crafted and curated. The world’s most elegant materials have been transformed into functional works of art by the best of international and local artisans.
Arching cathedral ceilings and beautiful travertine floors are mirrored in the external terraces, natural stone is featured in three bespoke bathrooms and two powder rooms, and hand turned Tasmanian Myrtle doors and joinery add warmth and richness. Banks of elegant domed French doors across the ground-floor provide a translucency to the private panorama of the European gardens to the north, east and west.
The perfect balance of formal, casual and entertainment areas is achieved across the three levels including a refined library and conservatory. Innovative, luxurious and functional, the bespoke kitchen showcases world class design and features Gaggenau and Miele appliances, solid Onyx splashback and an island framed with a petrified wood centre piece.
Three superb bedrooms with custom made wardrobes are open to the northern light, one with access to a wrap-around balcony where the home’s unique roofline and eves crafted from French barrel terracotta tiles are showcased.
Designed for self-sufficiency, the residence features water collection and purifying systems, its own power supply, heating, cooling and interior air exchange, high end home automation and a basement to house all back up and technical services including garaging for six cars with heated flooring, gymnasium, cellar with tasting room, workshop and storage rooms. At street level a horizontal platform slides open to reveal the basement while providing additional parking for two cars.
Incorporating every conceivable luxury, “Tuileries” offers an incomparable and irreplaceable lifestyle in a quiet enclave located within six kilometres of Melbourne’s CBD and close to Toorak Village, restaurants, trams, private schools and High Street’s galleries and specialty shops.